Thursday, April 18, 2013

Long overdue update!

Mason turned 5 years old!
Adlee is in a toddler bed!
Baby A and Baby B are 2 lbs!

 Our little spitfire on his birthday!  He was so excited to be five!

 We made "birthday bots" for school and daycare - Mase was pretty excited.

 We made birthday cake pancakes for breakfast that morning...Adlee was in love with them!

 Mason's birthday at Chuck-e-Cheese with his cousins!

 Mason was pretty crabby at one of his parties this year....who knows why!

 Mason and Daddy have been spending a lot of time snowmobiling during this LONG winter!

 Mason and some of his Mauch cousins at his 5th birthday party!

 Adlee was ready for her turn with Dad on the snowmobile!

 Our little peanut is getting so big...she loves her babies, her favorite book is "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and she loves to cuddle!  She will be an amazing big sister!

 Easter Baskets!

 The kids on Easter!

 Yes, that is Mason climbing up the fireplace...

 Adlee the first night in her big girl bed!

 Big smiles...and mommy's huge belly in the background!

 For some reason, Adlee LOVES playing in the dryer.  It makes mom pretty nervous so we have to keep a close eye on her!

Adlee also went potty on the toilet twice last week - let's hope she keeps it up!  We can't believe that she will be 2 years old in 9 days!

 Baby "Axel" - he was 2 lbs 1 oz at our appointment yesterday.  He has a HUGE head just like Mason did!

 Our little girl - and yes, that is Axel kicking her in the face.

 Adlee and her Easter basket
Big smiles on EASTER!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Our wish came true...


We thought that we would try for just one more baby to add to our family...and we found out at the end of November that we were pregnant with TWINS!  We are over-the-moon excited...and still a little in shock.  We are now 13 weeks along...everything is looking PERFECT!  Babies are due this summer...end of June or early July.  We are so very lucky to be able to expand our family and are thankful for this opportunity every day!
Our 6 week ultrasound when we found out there were two!  I had a feeling because my HCG levels were very high compared to my previous 4 pregnancies...but I thought it was just a "good" pregnancy...

Our 8.5 week ultrasound...we were so nervous that one or both of the babies were not growing...and boy oh boy...THEY WERE!!  It became more real after this ultrasound and we told our parents.

Below are pictures from our most recent ultrasound - at almost 13 weeks.  Both babies are measuring right on track.  Baby A's heart rate was 146 and Baby B's heart rate was 159 - PERFECT!  We could see fingers, toes...and they were moving around like crazy.  I'm already feeling the "flutter"!  It is the best feeling in the world...and we are so thankful.  We have a pretty good feeling what gender each baby is (but we know they are NOT identical - they are fraternal) but we will have to wait until the end of February to confirm it!

We told Mason a couple days after Christmas what was going on - even though he had a pretty good idea because I have been so sick.  When we told him that we had two babies in my tummy...and stated, "Now I don't have to have friends anymore because I can just play with them!"  He is so funny!  Adlee doesn't really understand...but she always lifts up her shirt and says, "Babies!"  We are so grateful for this and pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery!